Google search result ranking

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Google search result ranking

Post by analsexonly » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:46 am

In the past few weeks, this forum has dropped significantly off Google search results. It's not clear exactly what happened, but it hasn't recovered since. It was previously the top result for "anal only", "anal only lifestyle" and a number of other related queries. It's still present on some, lower down on the page for others, and no longer appears at all for "anal only". If anyone has any suggestions, let me know, though I've already tried many things.

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Re: Google search result ranking

Post by Sgt_Valk » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:59 am

Google changes their search algorithm quite often, and sometimes it is more drastic than others. It is quite annoying. I'm not experienced with websites and how they work, but I am sure with your experience you will find something to bring us up higher on the search.
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Re: Google search result ranking

Post by analsexonly » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 am

Well, I've been trying things for several weeks and nothing helps. A search for site:analonlylifestyle.com will sometimes include the index page of the forum for about half of each day, then the other half of the day it won't. This repeats daily and never settles into properly including it. I'm at a loss.

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Re: Google search result ranking

Post by analsexonly » Mon May 21, 2018 7:22 pm

This problem is still significantly affecting the site, unfortunately. Traffic has dropped to a mere fraction of what it was before this change, and everything I've tried so far has had no noticeable impact. New people are still finding the site, albeit not as many, and they have to take more steps (e.g. finding the blog on Google and then discovering the forum through that).

While it seems that an unknown algorithm change penalizing the ranking of this forum was a major factor, I suspect that Tumblr blocking adult oriented blogs from being indexed by Google had an effect as well, because most of the links to this forum were coming from various Tumblr blogs. I'd like to find some additional high quality sources to get linked from, but I'm not sure what those sources would be, and it's hard due to the adult nature of the site. Any suggestions for places to get/exchange links with that aren't spammy/low quality/sleazy would be appreciated.

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Re: Google search result ranking

Post by analsexonly » Fri May 25, 2018 8:10 am

I'm in the process of moving the blogs off the analonlylifestyle.com domain and registered analonlylifestyle.blog for them to be on. They may have some temporary downtime as a result for the next couple days. The hope is to separate the blog from the forum in Google so that the forum can be indexed properly again on its own and not struggle with which pages on that domain should be ranked higher, etc. Whether this will work, I don't know, but it's the main thing I can try at this point…

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Re: Google search result ranking

Post by analsexonly » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 pm

Things seem to be slowly improving—we're back in the Google results, fluctuating between page 2 and 6 on average. Not great, but better than being absent entirely. Visitation is already noticeably improving with just that change, so hopefully it will just continue to get better.

We're still on top in every other search engine, though that doesn't mean much.

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